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Tuesday, 15 January 2013

The Google Doodle competition starts!

The sixth annual Google Doodle competition has been launched with the new theme "My best day ever". The programme allows to design the Google logo for the search engine homepage.
I am sure you would like to know more and maybe participate. However I am disappointed to tell you that it's only for children!

A drawing from Wisconsin-based Dylan Hoffman, age 7, that portrayed a pirate looking for treasure on an island. First place 2012.
Yes! Doodle 4 Google is only for students in Kindergarten through grade 12 (in the United States). The winner will receive a $30,000 scholarship and the recipient of this will be decided through a combination of a celebrity judging panel and a public vote. Moreover the student's school will receive a $50,000 technology grant. To give the winner even greater pride, the winning doodle will be displayed at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City from May 22 to July 14.

Google are awaiting a huge number of submissions. In last year’s competition, more than 114,000 doodles were submitted. The theme - "If I could travel in time, I'd visit...", was quite different to this year’s topic. Google confirmed that the this year’s theme encourage entrants to "explore themes that could be imaginary, exploratory or even sentimental, past, present or future".